Automatic Classification of Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patient on F-18-FDG PET/CT

Tsu Chi Cheng, Nan Tsing Chiu, Yu Hua Fang

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Abstract

Lung Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and about 85% of lung cancer is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The staging of lymph nodes in NSCLC patients is extremely important because respective stages require different treatments. FDG-PET/CT is a gold standard for lymph node metastasis staging of NSCLC. However, the results of discriminating lymph node staging on 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) still needs improvement. In addition to the traditional image parameters of FDG-PET/CT such as standardized uptake value (SUV), there are many other parameters available from FDG-PET/CT images, for example, the lymphatic drainage pathway. For the purpose of a better accuracy on lymph node metastasis diagnosis on NSCLC patient in FDG-PET/CT, this research developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system to improve the diagnostic efficiency, which achieved an accuracy of 85%, a sensitivity of 82% and a specificity of 85%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cybersecurity in Medical Devices - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019
EditorsKang-Ping Lin, Ratko Magjarevic, Paulo de Carvalho
PublisherSpringer
Pages138-142
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783030306359
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Event4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Apr 172019 Apr 20

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume74
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period19-04-1719-04-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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